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Russell Township Trustees last week unanimously agreed to put a 1.19 mill levy on the Nov. 2 ballot to support the fire department.

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RUSSELL — Six Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate spoke at the Primary 2022 Preview at The Club at Hillbrook on Sunday, hosted by the Western Reserve Women’s Republican Club. About 200 guests gathered to hear from Bernie Moreno, Jane Timken, J.D. Vance, Mike Gibbons, Neil Patel and Mar…

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The South Russell Village Park Committee last week discussed plans for this year’s Fall Festival which will be held on Oct. 17.

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For Russell residents Steve and Kristin Gaetjens, the opportunity started with a dilapidated gas station located on three quarters of an acre at the southwest corner of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman Road (Route 87).

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The Russell Township Police Department is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seatbelt during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national Click It or Ticket event. The national seat belt campaign runs from May 24 …

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RUSSELL — Township trustees last week approved an application for a $6,000 Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council Community grant to improve insulation for the town hall administration building.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Members of the village Finance Committee met with the Whitetail Homeowners Association last week to discuss utilizing their land for the Manor Brook Headwater Stream Restoration Project.

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RUSSELL — The animal lovers at Rescue Village will not let the COVID-19 pandemic ruin their services for the community and their annual events and fundraisers.

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Russell Township Trustees held a special meeting on New Year’s Eve to finalize the 2021 Ohio Department of Transportation Traffic Signalization Project proposed for the intersection of Routes 87 and 306.

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Russell Township Park District Board Chairman Dennis Suhay said that the Geauga County Budget Commission’s decision to not approve the district’s budget on Aug. 31 was based on a frivolous reason to not give them money to spend in 2021.

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Russell Township Road Superintendent Gene Lane said he and his crew needed to act quickly to repair Hillbrook Lane East when it caved in on Labor Day after excessive rainwater pushed the culvert out from under the roadway.

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Former Newbury teachers now working in the West Geauga Local School District will retain their seniority, potentially sparing them from being first to the chopping block in the event of a reduction in force, according to a newly minted agreement.

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The playground at South Russell Park is open and will be disinfected regularly after the Village Council agreed to cut the proverbial caution tape during a special meeting last week.

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A light rainstorm during last week’s special meeting of the Russell Township Citizens’ Park District Board gradually swelled to a full-scale storm over the course of the half-hour session at Geauga Park District’s West Woods shelter. Board members recapped their recent hearing with the Geaug…

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Russell — As part of a pooled grant that will help other fire departments throughout Geauga County purchase new radios, the township is set to receive $93,000, Trustee Jim Mueller said after a special meeting last week.

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Despite their reopening plan in place, West Geauga addressed some primary concerns with the restart of schools this month amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An established committee intends to investigate the matters further.

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RUSSELL — It looks as though the old township fire station won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, now that the trustees voted last week to rescind their December 2019 resolution to demolish the 68-year-old building.

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RUSSELL — The township is looking to spend about $5,300 on six security cameras, a special infrared camera that records license plate numbers and a new database to store information for people caught littering at the recycling center, Trustee Jim Mueller said last week.

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RUSSELL — Township trustees last week decided to keep the old fire station on Chillicothe Road rescinding a previous motion to raze the structure.

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West Geauga Local Schools rolled out two new stakeholder committees to continue the discussion of Newbury school facilities and the reopening of the 2020-21 school year.

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Russell Township Citizens’ Park District board members voted this week to turn over $548,000 in grant money from the Clean Ohio Fund to the Geauga Park District to purchase 63 acres of forested land adjacent to Music Street.

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Russell trustees last week approved the township’s preliminary 2021 budget plan that is $164,000 lighter than the previous year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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South Russell Village on Monday held the first of three required readings for an ordinance that would allow the village to procure CT Consultants to perform work on the Manor Brook Headwater Stream Restoration Project through noncompetitive proposal at a special council meeting on June 1.